The costume itself is not exactly what the image looks like. The real costume has no mouth-opening, the nose is different, so is the shape of the eyes and the ears are definitely not made from the same material (like the whole jumpsuit). The costume is great overall especially because it is light, but it is definitely not made in the same material of a standard mascot-costume. The cheeks should be more stuffed because they lose their shape.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend